We’ve heard of wearing your heart on your sleeve, but Comic Relief and British author Charlie Mackesy have just teamed up to take that concept to a whole new level. The result? A slogan tee to raise much-needed funds for vulnerable people whose lives have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The limited edition Love Wins illustration is an exclusive design from Mackesy, the creator behind the bestselling book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse.
‘I’ve loved being involved in this collaboration, making a drawing which I hope captures the spirit of togetherness and kindness of the public at this incredibly difficult time,’ he says. ‘The community love we have seen shine through these heart-breaking times is remarkable. It has never been so important to look after each other.’
The gorgeous piece already has the support of celebrities including Miranda Hart, Claudia Winkleman, Nadiya Hussain, Dame Joan Collins and Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford, and now you can join them in showing your support by ordering your very own tee for just £15.
Every pound of the money raised from sales of the t-shirt, which is available in adult sizes from S-XL and children’s sizes from S-L, will go to various worthy causes, from charities working on the frontline response to foodbanks, the elderly and isolated and those at risk of domestic violence, or struggling with their mental health.
‘The coronavirus is hitting our most vulnerable communities the hardest and we urgently need funding to support charities on the frontline,’ explained Ruth Davison, Chief Executive of Comic Relief.
‘The pandemic has reminded us that wherever we are in the world, we’re all connected, and what matters most is caring for each other. As well as raising vital funds, I hope this amazing t-shirt also offers a sign of unity – that we will get through this together.’
So, if you’ve been searching for a way to make a difference but weren’t sure where to start, getting yourself a Love Wins t-shirt could be the perfect first step towards doing some good (and looking good while doing it, too).